Japan Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Wins Third Weekend

Japan Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Wins Third Weekend

As Japan’s Golden Week holiday period drew to a close, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” once again led the pack. Winning its third straight weekend for the May 6-7 frame, the...

2017/05/09 12533

Content acquires world sales rights to '2067'

Content acquires world sales rights to '2067'

Content Media has bolstered its Cannes slate with worldwide sales rights to Seth Larney’s elevated sci-fi 2067. President of Film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and...

2017/05/04 12739

‘Masters of the Universe’ Gets Release Date, Starts Search for Director

‘Masters of the Universe’ Gets Release Date, Starts Search for Director

“Charlie’s Angels” and “Terminator: Salvation” director McG will not direct Sony’s upcoming adaptation of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,”...

2017/04/28 15651

 ‘Fargo’ Review: How Good Manners Cause Major Trouble In Every Season of Noah Hawley’s Minnesota Mystery

‘Fargo’ Review: How Good Manners Cause Major Trouble In Every Season of Noah Hawley’s Minnesota Mystery

Let’s look at that title: “The Principle of Restricted Choice” refers to what happens in the game of bridge every time a card is played. When you play a particular card, that act...

2017/04/27 4611

Tribeca Film Review: Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in ‘The Circle’

Tribeca Film Review: Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in ‘The Circle’

“The Circle” is a swankly sinister little mind teaser of a thriller. It’s a nightmare vision of what digital culture is turning all of us into, with all of our help. The movie,...

2017/04/27 3746

 ‘Sense8’ Season 2 Review: No More Learning Curve, As Lana Wachowski Revs the Show Forward

‘Sense8’ Season 2 Review: No More Learning Curve, As Lana Wachowski Revs the Show Forward

The best way to enjoy “Sense8” as a series is to not question it too much. It’s a show that has a lot of complicated elements, with Season 2 continuing to expand the mythology...

2017/04/26 3272

Disney Dates ‘Lion King’ and ‘Frozen 2,’ Pushes Fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ Film to 2020

Disney Dates ‘Lion King’ and ‘Frozen 2,’ Pushes Fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ Film to 2020

The fifth film in the long-running “Indiana Jones” series will now gallop into theaters on July 10, 2020. It was previously slated to debut on July 19, 2019. The delay isn’t...

2017/04/26 3737

‘King Arthur’s Joby Harold & Tory Tunnell Move Safehouse Banner To Warner Bros; Sci-Fi Pic Next

‘King Arthur’s Joby Harold & Tory Tunnell Move Safehouse Banner To Warner Bros; Sci-Fi Pic Next

Warner Bros hasn’t been making a lot of producer deals, but Safehouse is certainly intertwined with a couple important studio franchises. Harold recently was tapped to start over with a...

2017/04/19 4808

Joseph Crowley, Sexual Abuse Victim and Advocate Depicted in ‘Spotlight,’ Dies at 58

Joseph Crowley, Sexual Abuse Victim and Advocate Depicted in ‘Spotlight,’ Dies at 58

Joseph Crowley, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest who went public about his experiences as part of the Boston Globe investigation that served as the basis for the film...

2017/04/19 2596

Ridley Scott Is Open To Digitally De-Aging Sigourney Weaver In Future ‘Alien’ Movies

Ridley Scott Is Open To Digitally De-Aging Sigourney Weaver In Future ‘Alien’ Movies

Digital de-aging is all the rage in Hollywood right now. From Robert Downey Jr.’s surprisingly youthful turn in “Avengers: Civil War” to Carrie Fisher‘s brief cameo in...

2017/04/18 3471

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Sequel Is Being Written

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Sequel Is Being Written

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is the kind of fun, self-aware, stylish summer popcorn movie we don’t see often enough. Director Guy Ritchie‘s adaptation of Sam Rolfe‘s television series...

2017/04/17 1243

Film Review: ‘Finding Oscar’

Film Review: ‘Finding Oscar’

Decades after a horrific massacre in Guatemala eliminated an entire village, investigators search for a survivor too young to remember the trauma. Ryan Suffern stumbled upon an ideal documentary...

2017/04/14 1151

‘Fate of the Furious’ Races Toward Massive $380 Million-Plus Global Box Office Debut

‘Fate of the Furious’ Races Toward Massive $380 Million-Plus Global Box Office Debut

That the series is still going strong over 16 years and eight installments is a testament to the filmmakers’ ability to keep finding fresh ways to reinvigorate a franchise that was basically...

2017/04/14 7553

‘Thor: Ragnarok': Latest Trailer Is Marvel’s Most Watched Ever in 24 Hours

‘Thor: Ragnarok': Latest Trailer Is Marvel’s Most Watched Ever in 24 Hours

Released on Monday by Marvel’s parent company Disney, the teaser becomes not only the most-viewed Marvel trailer ever, but also Disney’s most-viewed trailer across all its brands, which...

2017/04/12 2562

 ‘Girls’: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner on the Penultimate Episode, and Why They Don’t Judge Their Characters Anymore

‘Girls’: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner on the Penultimate Episode, and Why They Don’t Judge Their Characters Anymore

The following contains spoilers for “Girls” Season 6, Episode 9, “Goodbye Tour The first thing to know about the “Girls” confrontation that eventually brings...

2017/04/10 911

Indies ‘Trivisa’ and ‘Mad World’ Triumph at Hong Kong Film Awards

Indies ‘Trivisa’ and ‘Mad World’ Triumph at Hong Kong Film Awards

Independent films dominated proceedings at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday. But political sensitivities meant that the ceremony was not fully screened on TV in mainland China....

2017/04/10 858

Box Office: ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village,’ ‘Going in Style’ Won’t Top ‘Boss Baby’

Box Office: ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village,’ ‘Going in Style’ Won’t Top ‘Boss Baby’

It’s shaping up to be a quiet weekend at the multiplexes. “The Fate of the Furious” is still revving up its engines, gearing up for what’s expected to be a massive opening...

2017/04/10 2447

Film Review: ‘The Case for Christ

Film Review: ‘The Case for Christ

Although it sporadically errs on the side of sentimentality and simplification, “The Case for Christ” sustains interest, and even generates mild suspense, while offering a faith-based...

2017/04/07 1779

'Smurfs 3' and 'Going in Style' Debut as Moviegoers Await 'Fast and Furious 8'

'Smurfs 3' and 'Going in Style' Debut as Moviegoers Await 'Fast and Furious 8'

We've already seen some strong performances at the box office this year all of which have contributed to the yearly domestic box office topping $3 billion in ticket sales faster than it ever...

2017/04/07 1673

‘Power Rangers’ Secures May Theatrical Release in China

‘Power Rangers’ Secures May Theatrical Release in China

The Dean Israelite-directed film will open on May 12 in mainland theaters. The release will be handled by state-owned enterprises China Film Group and Huaxia Distribution, supported by TIK Films....

2017/04/05 1802